UO student leaders to team up for spring day of service in near campus neighborhoods

On April 25, more than 200 University of Oregon students will give back to the communities in which they live by participating in a day of service.  “Day of Service” is an annual service project aimed to improve near-campus area neighborhoods and bring neighbors together with a shared activity.

This spring’s event boasts more projects and collaborators than any previous events as multiple UO student organizations work together to maximize involvement and community impact.

Nine service projects involving more than 200 UO students and community and city partners will be completed in near campus neighborhoods. 

  • In West and South University neighborhoods, volunteers will partner with Friends of Trees to plant more than 25 street trees.
  • In Washburne Park, volunteers will add gravel to paths, sand and stain benches, and prune vegetation.
  • In Hendricks Park, volunteers will remove invasive species and maintain trails.
  • In West University neighborhood, volunteers will pick up trash along streets and alleys.
  • At two Food for Lane County sites, volunteers will work in the Grassroots and Youth Gardens.
  • At Central Presbyterian Church, volunteers will weed and maintain vegetation. 
  • In the South University neighborhood, weather permitting, volunteers will spray paint street names on curbs.
  • In Alton Baker Park, volunteers will work with Nearby Nature leaders to remove invasive plants, chip paths, and weed areas.
Day of Service is a collaborative effort of the University of Oregon (Office of the Dean of Students, Holden Center, Student Alumni Association, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Government and Community Relations City of Eugene Parks and Open Space, Friends of Trees, Nearby Nature, Food for Lane County, Central Presbyterian Church, and near campus neighborhoods.